Mont-Tremblant: Synergy Racing Friday report

Synergy Qualifies Seventh at Mont-Tremblant MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec (May 20, 2005) -- David Murry (Atlanta, Ga.) qualified the No. 80 Porsche GT3 Cup seventh in the GT class for Saturday's 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Murry clocked ...

Synergy Qualifies Seventh at Mont-Tremblant

MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec (May 20, 2005) -- David Murry (Atlanta, Ga.) qualified the No. 80 Porsche GT3 Cup seventh in the GT class for Saturday's 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Murry clocked a 1:40.180 lap averaging 95.229 mph around the twisty 1.65-mile, 15-turn natural terrain road course.

Murry and co-driver Craig Stanton (Long Beach, Calif.) will look to extend Stanton's points lead in the GT class with a victory this weekend. Currently, he leads GT polesitters Marc Bunting and Andy Lally by eight points.

Mae Van Wijk (Houston, Texas) was unable to qualify her No. 81 Porsche, sponsored by pipeservicestt.com and autobysite.com, due to an incident during practice earlier in the day. Van Wijk sustained right front damage the crew was unable to repair in time for qualifying. However, the Synergy team feels confident repairs will be made in time for Saturday's 11 a.m. green flag.

Earlier on Friday it was announced 22-year-old Van Wijk will partner with legendary racer Price Cobb (Alton, Va.) this weekend, which will end a more than 10-year hiatus from Porsche racing to compete in the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant.

Burt Frisselle (Aventura, Fla.) put the Rx.com No. 8 BMW Doran JE4 Daytona Prototype on the sixth row for Saturday's race, posting the 12th-fastest time overall during qualifying with a fast lap of 1:31.719 at 104.013 mph.

"We have improved the car a lot. It's really stable and that's important for some of the fast corners here at Tremblant," said Burt, who partners with his younger Brian in the Rx.com car. "We still are lacking some grip in the front of the car, but I think that we should have a good race car tomorrow. We can do lap times on tires that are 30 laps old that are pretty close to the times we are doing on brand new tires, so that's really very encouraging for the race."

The 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant will get underway at 11 a.m. ET, with live coverage on SPEED Channel.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers David Murry , Andy Lally , Price Cobb , Burt Frisselle , Craig Stanton , Marc Bunting , Mae Van Wijk